A place where Roslindale and Jamaica Plain residents used to go for bags of ice and gallons of spring water is being marketed for sale to intrepid developers who want to start extending the Forest Hills residential building boom further down Washington Street.
Falcucci Properties, LLC of Braintree is asking $6 million for the home of the Ice Box on Washington Street - across the street from the Puritan Ice Cream factory - and a single-family home next door that was built in 1910. The city assessors currently value the two neighboring parcels, with 24,480 square feet of land, at about $1.1 million.
Listings extol the lot's potential:
POTENTIAL FOR UP TO 80 MICRO UNITS 70 MARKET RATE 10 AFFORDABLE. DEVELOPERS DREAM LOCATION 5 MINUTES WALK TO FOREST HILLS T.
The Ice Box closed late last year.
The city currently has a pilot program to encourage less-than-stratospherically priced new housing by allowing units smaller than normally allowed by city regulations. An 80-unit micro-unit building on the site would require approval of both the BPDA and the zoning board.
Via the Roslindale Complains Facebook group.